UAE interiors firm unveils big Saudi plans
Dubai, December 15, 2012
Greenline Interiors (GLI), a leading interior design company the UAE and a part of the Greenline Group, is expanding rapidly outside the country with new projects worth Dh300 million ($81.6 million) in the hospitality sector in Saudi Arabia.
GLI said it has been chosen to execute a variety of interior fit-out works for the Hilton Riyadh Hotel located next to Granada Mall, and the Wyndham Hotel at the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) – Riyadh.
This comes close on the heels of the company winning the contract for extensive interior fit-out works of the Fairmont Hotel at the Business Gate district, said the company in a statement
Along with similar contracts that GLI won last year for the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University, the first women's university in Saudi Arabia and largest women-only university in the world, in addition to the Saudi Royal family’s Al Rawda palace in Jeddah, the total value of the company’s projects in the kingdom now amount to over Dh300 million.
The Saudi portfolio represents a significant gain for the company in markets outside the UAE, said a top official.
"Already recognized as creators of superlative interiors for palaces and super luxury hotels, GLI’s reputation rested on its enviable track record of designing the interiors of such high-profile and iconic landmarks as Dubai’s 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel and more than 22 residences and palaces of the UAE and Saudi royal families around the world," remarked Samir Badro, the chairman and CEO.
The Saudi projects also mean a new direction for GLI as they provide the company with a substantial foothold in the hospitality sector, he stated.
“While we have built our reputation on executing luxury interiors such as palaces and villas for high net-worth individuals mainly from the UAE, the new Saudi hotel projects prove the versatility of Greenline Interiors and our all-round expertise, cementing our presence in an international market,” he remarked.
In October this year, GLI announced it had been awarded an interior design contract by the Fairmont Hotel Riyadh for 303 rooms, including 205 King Suites, 46 Twin Suites, the Presidential and Royal Suites and the Gold Lounge.-TradeArabia News Service